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Our Mission

To provide a Christian based,  individualized program of core academic instruction infused with age-appropriate social skill/character development, health/safety, home management, community education and experience, career skill preparation, on-site job coaching, and recreational pursuits; essential elements for independence, career, and home management success for students in kindergarten - adolescents/young adults that are differently abled.

In life, we never stop learning…

For our students, learning may be an ongoing challenge. Continuing, individualized, education in core academics, interspersed with sensory integration, life skills, and the arts, enables our students from grades K through young adulthood to continue to work on and improve their skills and confidence in reading, writing, calculation, decision making, and communicating, thereby increasing their success and positive experiences in the community, workplace, and social relationships; building a positive pathway to progress, happiness, and greater independence. 


We Offer:


  • Primary School 

  • Secondary School

  • Pathway to Independence Ages 18 - Young Adult

  • Full Time Programs

  • Before and After School Programs

  • ....and so much more!


We accept FES-UA (Formerly Gardiner and McKay Scholarships)

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Visit us at 331 Lake Ave, Maitland, FL 32751







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ABOUT the Founders of Celandine Life-Prep Academy, Inc.
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Board of Directors Welcome,

From the teaching team, co-founder/principal Kristen Peterson, and parents/educators of Maitland Academy, evolved a non-profit educational venture developed to further meet the evolving needs of our exceptional students/children as they enter Elementary, Middle School, High School, post-High School, and into Adulthood. Click on the envelopes next to our names to read the story of our children!

Kristen Peterson M.S. Ed , ESE

Co-founder/Board member/Principal

Cynthia Lebron Torres M.S. Ed, ESE

Co-founder/Board member/Teacher

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